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Aug 1, 2013 10:00am EDT
colleague, ted poe, a cowboy boot-wearing conservative republican from texas could agree on, you would have said, not much. today we are partners in an issue, however, that makes sense regardless of your politics. ensuring sustainable equitable access of clean water for nearly 800 million women, men and children who don't have it and 2.5 billion without the most basic sanitation services. ted poe and i think that politics should stop with water. that's why today we're introducing the paul simon water for the world act of 2013. since congress passed the paul simon water for the poor act in 2005, the united states has become a global leader in efforts to increase access to clean water and sanitation, developing and implementing some of the most innovative approaches to help those in greatest need. we must not only maintain this progress but work to further refine and focus the efforts at usaid and the department of state by enacting the world act. we are committed because dirty water and lack of sanitation fects all areas of development assistance. especially the case when it comes to women a
Aug 13, 2013 12:00am EDT
you texans call up, because this administration was responsible for the annexation of texas. the tylers have a lot of children. >> it is what kept them apart for a great deal of their married lives. john tyler was constitutionally incapable of being out of public office. he was addicted to it so left her at home to run the family, to run the business, and to continue to manage this incredible group of children they had almost from the very start. >> running their plantation would have been how large an operation? >> one of the issues is a are always on the very edge of solvency, so they never live one place more than 10 years. they are always moving around. they own between 30 and 35 slaves, and they are growing wheat and corn for about 600 acres to 900 acres, and that is between plantations. they then moved to the other side of virginia, so they are continuing to try to figure out a way during these striking economic changes to the country and go into what is going on in 1837, to find a way they can keep their heads above water, and with john tyler gone for so long and so o
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to the distinguished, articulate and experienced member of the judiciary committee, ms. jackson lee from houston, texas. the chair: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the chair: without objection, so ordered. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for his distinguished leadership and friendship and the chairman of the full committee because i believe that it is fair to have a difference of opinion. it is also fair to say that there are times when we have a great opportunity to work together. and i believe that the gentleman mentioned my tenure on the judiciary committee, so let me document for my colleagues it's reins act goes around -- colleagues, the reins act goes around and around and around and around. it is constantly repeated and reintroduced and it constantly fails. for the new members on my friends on the other side of the aisle who are standing up and talking about what a great impact this would have, using old data and misinterpretation. for there is no real documentation that the reins act
Aug 6, 2013 2:00am PDT
way today in texas, a court-martial accused of a deadly rampage at ft. hood. it's been four years since his opened fire at a processing center leaving 13 people dead, 30 others injured. some of those that he alleged to have shot will actually testify against him. >> all of a sudden, you could hear it somewhere and pow, pow, shooting everywhere. all of a sudden, i saw a laser come across my eyes. i looked over and saw him pointing a gun at me. by that time, i tried shifting over. it felt like a baseball bat hit me over the neck. >> he will represent himself. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. >>> president obama heads to phoenix to talk about home ownership. the president is expected to lay out the plan to keep the housing recovery humming. he heads to burbank, california to make his sixth appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. >>> fire crews in oregon making progress on a wildfire. weather conditions do not promise help. five fires burning in two oregon counties. 52,000 acres destroyed. the largest is 16% contained. >> indra petersons is tracking the weather for
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Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to killing more than a dozen afghan civilians say he's sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas over its voter i.d. laws saying its racist. 700,000 acres scorched in the west, now wildfires threaten yosemite park. [♪ music ] >> our top story, the u.s. wants answers, the u.n. is demanding access but is getting nowhere, and international outrage continues to grow over an alleged chemical attack in syria. 1300 people are believed dead. president obama urged intelligence community to quickly gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. the government denies that they use chemical weapons, but washington does not believe they have the means for chemical warfare. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children, were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. syrian opposition say more than 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas east and west of the capitol of damascus. but the shocking picture of the victims have brought swift international condemnation. the french governm
Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, in the president's pivot back to jobs last week, he told a crowd that america has fought its way back after the start of the great recession. mr. wilson: five years ago unemployment was at 6%. now it's at 5.5%. five years ago 30 million americans received food stamps. today 47.8 million are enrolled. we are no way back to where we were before the 2008 collapse. as the president's -- it's the president's economic agenda that's pushing further us into danger. as a business owner of 42 years, i've been on the receiving end of these job-killing policies and i know what we need to get the economy back on track. we need to reform the tax code. we need to ensure our military remains fully funded and well-equipped and the best in the world. we should never accept 7.6% as the normal level for unemployment or 15% poverty rate and we should never accept an econ
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
was wounded in an automobile driving into the downtown dallas along with the governor of texas. they have been taken to the hospital where their condition as yet unknown. we haven't been told their condition at dallas and a downtown hotel room a group has been gathered to hear president kennedy awaiting his arrival. let's head down there now where we are on the air. >> as you can imagine there are many stories that are coming in to the actual condition of the president. one is that he is dead. this cannot be confirmed. another is that the governor is in the operating room. this we have not confirmed. the president was whisked from the scene of the attempted assassination or assassination, depending upon his condition this hour to the hospital, and the president undoubtedly in the emergency room at the hospital would be on the first floor of the apartment. we are awaiting something more officials that is of course difficult certainly to go on the reports back at the cbs newsroom in new york. we have just been advised of dallas the diffusions are being governed to president kennedy. let us recal
Aug 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to figure out why a texas man went to two homes last night shooting eight people, killing four of them. the suspect may have a military background and was reportedly a former danceer at dallas mavericks games. texas police have a man in custody suspected of killing four people and wounding four others at two different locations late last night. reports identified the suspect as a man who may have a military background. his first target the home of his ex-girlfriend. >> officers immediately responded to the scene. when they arrived they found two victims deceased and then found two more that were injured. >> reporter: the man allegedly then drove ten mile away to a home reportedly owned by his ex- wife. law enforcement officials said he threw an explosive device into the house and after it went off he went inskied shot four people. two were killed, two boys ages 11 and 13 made it. police said that the suspect pretended to be one of the victims when police arrived at the scene. he reportedly repeated his name, rank and serial number. >> the suspect was taken in to custody without incide
Aug 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
for speeding in texas even though he had a gun in his car zimmerman managed to get off with just a warning. >> florida suv. 816. >> reporter: this pickup truck pulled over for speeding. behind the wheel -- george zimmerman. >> where you headed this evening? nowhere in particular? why do you say that? the reason for your stop is speed. >> reporter: zimmerman informs the officer of a con sealed weapon he keeps in his glove compartment. after the incident george zimmerman's brother tweeted the reason george carries the weapon. our family receives many death threats. we all continue to take our safety seriously. >> texas is a gun-friendly state. they're very, very warm to the second amendment and frankly f he's going to continue carrying a gun he's picked a state where he's not likely to get in trouble for mere possession. >> reporter: zimmerman continues to be in the public eye, he made headlines after helping a family of four in an overturned vehicle on this road in sanford, florida, just days after he was found not guilty, the family involved shying away from the media spotlight. >> those w
Aug 8, 2013 2:00am PDT
eyeing in the same region. the texas panhandle, a big bulk of oklahoma. the difference between today's forecast and yesterday, we were looking for the weather in missouri. that's the relief i can give you knowing you are not going to have the severe thunderstorms. more rain in the forecast today. all the way through saturday night, this is the troublemaker. here is the cold front. slowly and i mean slowly making its way across. with that, all the moisture pooling up out of the gulf brings heavy showers in the northeast. watch the timing of this. how fast it goes and whether it stalls out. it will impact the rain we are seeing the next several days into the northeast. here is what we know about the southeast. forecasting heavy rain. two to three inches. atlanta, one to two inches. now the northeast, we are going to see, it depends on where the heavier thunderstorms are. there are place that is won't see much. if you get the heavy downpour, you have a threat for flooding. >> thanks for the warning, we appreciate it. >>> a wildfire is raging out of control across southern california. th
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Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
news in texas. suspended quarterback johnny manzell has denied accepting any money for autographs. >>> slaughtering animals before games, the animal rights group peta has sent a message to uefa, the day before the championship league, venus williams fails to make it to the final round of the grand slam. at 33 years old williams was the oldest player to make the second round, have more sports news coming up in about 20 minutes. >> michael thank you. in california tonight there is a desperate shortage of foster parents. coming up we'll tell you what's been done to find children safe and loving homes. >>> keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. what it means for people who attend them next on al jazeera. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here's a look at the headlines. president obama says he's convinced that syria did use chemical weapons against its own people. during an interview with pbs, he says he has not made a final decision about how the united states should respond. >>> if man convicted of the killing at fort hood was sentenced. nidal hasan'
Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
>> stephanie: he was pulled over for speeding in texas and had a gun. george zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a highway near dallas. the police -- i love this whole -- they have a police dash cam video. >> yep. >> stephanie: it shows an officer interacting with zimmerman, and letting him go with a warning. she is just lucky -- i just got my new car insurance bill, because i got a speeding ticket twice in the speed trap near my house. i was going 40 or something in a 35. >> yeah. >> stephanie: he is just so awesome -- >> stephanie: okay. you shot an unarmed teenager, okay. go home. have a good night's sleep. >> i think the cop was squared of him. >> stephanie: no, he did tthe douchy thing. he asked him. >> really? >> stephanie: after an unintelligible response, the officer asked nowhere in particular? why did you say that? you didn't see my name, zimmerman replies. [ buzzer ] >> oh, god. he wants to be a star now? >> stephanie: yeah. i'm a star. no. are you clear of warrants and stuff. and zimmerman said, he was clear. he said calm down dude. why don't you slow down for me. the officer says
Aug 6, 2013 4:30am PDT
.s.-mexico burger. he's driving a blue nissan versa with california license plates and may be headed to texas or possibly canada. the alert was issued after the children's mother and another child were found dead inside a home 60 miles east of san diego. authorities say dimaggio owned that home and lived there alone. they also say he had a, close, platonic relationship with the woman but they would not elaborate further. authorities say dimaggio is driving a blue nissan versa with plate 6wcu986. if you happen to see this car and license plate, you're asked to please call 911. that alert was issued just before 11:00 last night, startling a lot of people as they were getting ready for bed or already in bed. that's because their mobile phones emitted a loud warning sound and then received a text about the statewide amber alert. the system was put into place actually at the beginning of this year. for some people in the bay area, this marks the very first time they have received a text alert. the amber alert program says if your phone happens to be on vibrate only, you will not hear the audible s
Aug 6, 2013 4:00am PDT
is charged with participating in 19 murders. >>> at ft. hood in texas, army major nidal hasan goes on trial. today, he faces 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder in the 2009 shooting rampage at the army post. hasan is representing himself. that means he will be able to question the survivors in court. he could face the death penalty. >>> the man police say was behind the wheel in a deadly hit and run in southern california could make his first court appearance later today. one woman was killed and 16 other people were hurt when a driver plowed through the crowds on a venice beach boardwalk on saturday. this morning, we're hearing from the husband of the newlywed bride who was killed on her honeymoon. >> reporter: a memorial of candles and flowers is on the venice beach boardwalk in tribute to alice gruppioni, the 32-year-old italian newly wed was in california for her honeymoon when she was struck and killed sunday evening. her husband suffered minor injuries in the rampage. but he could not find the words to express his loss monday. >> there isn't words that explain what h
Aug 6, 2013 1:00am PDT
seattle, went to texas with that huge contract. he never really fit in there. he went to the yankees, obviously, and he was never considered a real yankee. whatever that means. even with the 2009 world series. so it wasn't like he had this beloved fan base out there to begin with. then in 2009 he admits or confirms a report that he doped when he was younger. he said it was for a limited time. if anybody felt they could forgive him then, he's blown that up now. >> and to the point, he's been combative throughout this process. part of the press conference tonight, what was he like? >> well, he was really subdued. no other way to say it. i would not say he was combative. at least in this particular outing. he was not. seemed he was really holding back emotions. kept saying repeatedly that he would be able to say more at a later time. kept saying repeatedly that he didn't want to disrupt the appeal process and wanted that to play out. i also found interesting, anderson, the reaction outside here. to rodriguez. i heard you talking about the fans. you saw him sign some autographs before th
Aug 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, the justice department filed a lawsuit against the state of texas to block that state's voter i.d. law that went in effect a mere hours after the supreme court's decision essentially gutted the -- in a statement here, eric holder said -- we will not allow the supreme court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights. in fact, within hours of that comment, senator john cornyn of texas, who is one partisan paul, issued his own statement, saying -- facts mean little to a justice department bent on inserting itself into the sovereign affairs of texas and a lame-duck administration in trying to turn our state blue. excuse me, senator. lame duck? we are six months into a four-year presidential term, but that's the way they want us to think, isn't it, clarence? they've been really good at it. make people think that obama is on his way out the door. >> sure. the irony of this is, as was mentioned earlier, while the republicans have put so much attention on voter i.d. they had a problem getting white and blue collar male voters to
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a significant role as we should. texas will be one of them. >> you will be behind wendy davis. >> will be in texas in a bigger way. >> you mentioned secretary perez and your expectations. if you're looking at -- to join a fight instances that he will face that tell us about how we will proceed. what are you looking for. >> and he is being helpful now. he's in the middle of the talk on health care. he is the one solving the problems we have in health care. very important, very instrumental. we will see what he does on classification, and misclassification. on prevailing wage. things like that. he has his record. his record shows he has been willing to stand up and support working people. we believe he will continue to do that. i think he will be more aggressive. i think he will be more focused. his background is such that he understands a little more effectively how to enforce laws and how to run a large agency. the department of labor is very large. i think he has his experience, and his history will serve him well in this job and allow him to be a very effective secretary of
Aug 20, 2013 1:40am PDT
to go to texas, to a real dude ranch. hotwire checks the competition's rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices, so we got our four-star hotels for half price. next up, hollywood! >> men: ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e, ♪ >> man: save big on car rentals too, from $11.95 a day. ♪ ♪ they'll pass you by ♪ ♪ glory days ♪ in the wink of a young girl's eye ♪ ♪ >> well the glory days for yankee superstar alex rodriguez appear to be fading by the hours, public support waning, fans disillusioned with his 211-game suspension. >> a low blow from an opposing team member on the field. the question is, was it really an accident? here is abc's paula faris. >> reporter: take the most vilified athlete in sports, new york yankees' alex rodriguez, add archrivals, boston red sox. and you get this. pitcher ryan dempster called it an innocent mistake. >> always try to pinch him inside. >> ryan dempster is a hero. plunking alex rodriguez as he should have last night. >> reporter: in boston the incident was the hot topic on weei, sports radio. >> i thought it was great. i sal
Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
arises when a couple married in california or another state moves to state like florida or texas that does not respect their marriage. until we succeed in getting rid of the remaining marriage bans in these states it's clear those governments will not recognize the couple that is married and they will get some but probably not all of the federal benefits they would get if they were living in a state that respected their marriage. at administration has been coming out with guidance on various benefits since the decision came down so we have some answers at this point. it seems pretty clear for immigration purposes, the 70-thre federal government will respect the marriages that were married in any jurisdiction that allows it no matter where the couples live now. federal employees will be able to get spousal health insurance and other benefits if they're legally married in any state regardless where they currently live. same for military spouses. so we have some clarity on some of these issues. the two big ones that are sort out of out standing and waiting for guidance from the admi
Aug 15, 2013 5:00pm EDT
will take it down another 0.15%. we are north of the 13th largest economy in the world in texas, so you have to remain competitive. if you want people to invest more, if you allow people to keep more of their money, we know as conservatives, they will either suspended or save it and invest, which is good for the county. we overhauled our worker compensation system. we have some of the highest rates in the nation as well as in the region. we revamped our system, moving from an antiquated system, moving to a new system that will essentially safe employers, people who create jobs, 15% to 20% on their premiums every year. people always say, stop talking about social problems. i think that is nonsense. you take every social issue known to man, whether it is high incarceration rates, drug and substance abuse issues -- i think they can all be traced to one key ingredient, and that is the breakdown of the family unit. this year in oklahoma we said we would do things to promote the family, going on a campaign to express why strong families are not as good for society, they are good for the economy, a
Aug 6, 2013 10:00am PDT
. now at jcpenney. >>> former president george w. bush is now in a texas hospital. he's recovering from a heart procedure. doctors placed a stint after they discovered a blockage. the surgery was a success and the former president is in high spirits. he's expected to go home tomorrow. dr. sanjay gupta is on the phone with us. tell us about the procedure. >> it's a pretty commonly done procedure. you have a million people who have what's known as an angiogram every year. people have some sort of problem. they may be having chest pain or some sort of difficulty with exercise or something like that before they have a procedure like this. they end up either going to the doctor, getting a stress test or something. it's a pretty commonly done thing. >> having covered him for eight years he's a health fanatic. he used to run and he used to bike. he eats pretty healthy. how does something like there happen, a heart blockage? >> heart disease is still one of the biggest problems in the developed world and the biggest killer in men and women. everyone develops some degree of blockages or hardenin
Aug 4, 2013 11:00pm EDT
-in-glove. a short died within time of each other. that's not an unusual story. that's in east texas. >> great grandmother. skip a generation. i was a late child. your much of that was in family. >> slave s? >> lots of them. it?ave you ever studied >> as much as i can. as much as i can find out, i have. i've been interested in it. i've been interested in african-american history from point of view of coming through that period. what you can find. you would think it's a blank wall. there isn't at all. all manner is to dig deeper, dig deeper. i enjoyed that with the white house. of course, the white house is built by african-american slaves and often an arrangement would be made that the master could be aid back in the wages and the man could be freed and get the education from the skilled european workers. but they t like it, thought they were giving their nstruction away and creating competition. it was there and all through the taff has been african-american or mixed with african-americans. stewart of the white house was of course african-american, william slade. bonded because of the things
Aug 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
believe that dimaggio is headed to canada or texas in a nissan versa. >>> a registered sex offender is in custody in antioch. they arrested kevin harvey after responding to reports after a man seen waving at a gun at the somersville towne center yesterday. they were able to link harvey and the gun to the kidnapping and assault that took place the day before. harvey kidnapped a woman at gunpoint from a kmart parking lot. >>> a new billboard has popped up in san francisco with a clear anti-hate message. it reads hate has no place in our city and san francisco embraces diversity and acceptance. the bill was paid for with money raised in a crowd funding campaign, in response to some anti-muslim ads that ran earlier this year on buses. >>> a scam is going out, from people who call you in order to claim a prize in the publishers clearing house sweepstakes. here's what happened when this man got involved. >> reporter: it's a phone call that many people think they want. >> you have won $5 million from publishers clearing house. >> reporter: this oakland resident got that call yesterday. bu
Aug 6, 2013 3:00am PDT
. >> bill: he has to be from texas. where is he from? >> i think he's from florida. >> he knows something about tanning. and he says that the affordable care act tax on tanning as part of a comprehensive package to pay for all of the benefits. there is a tax on some 2.5% or something. he says well, you know, boehner should really take this to the people. boehner who we all know loves to tan. >> bill: i was going to say if anybody is upset about this, it is john boehner. >> that he should argue that it is racist against white people. >> yeah, sure. because now they're going to have to pay a little extra for that orange glow. >> bill: others who are not caucasian don't have to pay. >> they're at a big advantage. >> bill: racist tax. >> i still love how president obama at one of the us who correspondents meeting said he and john bainer have a lot of things in common. they're both people of color. >> bill: it is a color not seen on the planet. >> not naturally occurring. >> bill: john boehner is the only member be of congress to have a tanning bed in his own office, right? >> i'm sure. actual
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
a possible death sentence. nbc's mark potter joins me live now from ft. hood, texas. mark, good afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan
Aug 26, 2013 4:00pm PDT
's got no right to be president. the shouts come from the dusty towns of texas all the way to trump tower. he's not eligible to be our country's head of state. that was only the beginning. next came the effort to delegitimize the people who put him in office. can't let that happen again. so the word went forward to three dozen states that the best way to keep future obamas out of the white house is to keep african-americans and young people who don't think that much about race out of the voting booth. a couple more things. got to kill any evidence we ever had an african-american president. got to get that obama care off the books. ted cruz will shut down the u.s. government to get that job done. finally, why not? let's impeach the guy. let's run him out of town on a rail. let's tar and feather him. let's really mess up that record by putting the word into the history books, there was talk of impeachment on his watch, even if they can't find a reason for it, unless it's one big fat reason everyone sees. it's the number on his back, 44. how do way get into the books that this guy really was
Aug 13, 2013 2:00pm EDT
fight over closing abortion clinics in texas or something, like a real substantive issue that's been reported on by someone who has talked to people, left their house and met with people, wrote a really good piece. that's next to this story. that's journalism. to me it's not really that come in the end it comes down to pretty basic stuff. you can have things you can talk about and the journalism. does that mean they are not worth reading about? i think they're both fine. i read heavy stories when i want to click on the tabs, but also want to know about what's going on in texas. if it's a bunch of photographs, with funny captions, i love those. we have those, too but it's not journalism t too much as me it s a fun read. it's not that hard to differentiate. i think it's great. betting and what is it? it's like human interest, right? >> if you like those you must check out 20 reasons why john stanton should be on the list of the most beautiful people. [laughter] >> the lady here and a gentleman next. >> i have a question about the archiving of your content. a lot of you are born digital
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. more news. ♪ >>> force feeding the prisoners on a hunger strike. sit turning a peaceful protest to a violent one. thousands of inmates sto stoppen early july. only if a few still refuse but as from san francisco, a federal judge's order may mean they've got no choice. >> reporter: u.s. district court had an ruling on monday that allows the corrections to force feed or refeed 70 of the 100 oh inmates who have refused all meals in the last 44 days. normally they decide this case by case but
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
the people actually want. we do not need rushed legislation, social security cut. fred in texas. republican calller. federal lot from my understanding is based on public law passed by congress, rules and regulations written by the agencies, case law from the federal courts and then the executive orders written by the president. four being done, democrats are blocking everything congress does. you'll find out we a pass 6000 regulations in the past month. the attorney general in the state of oklahoma has filed suit the epathe epa because gets sued in federal court by an environmental agency, environmental group. the epa walks in and says you caught us, we capitulate. so they are making case law and the oklahoma attorney general is saying that is not legal. then you have the executive order written by the president who decides not to enforce immigration or anything else. empty-they are leaving handed is not true. we will hear from two members of the house, the first one coming up in 15 minutes. scott garrett, republican of new jersey. we will also talk with congressman alan
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
this issue and how homeland security chairman, congressman mike mackall of texas, he was on cbs's "face the nation." we want to play you a bit of what he said. [video clip] >> we're are on a high state of alert. we're doing everything we can to prevent this threat from ever happening. i must say this is probably one of the most specific and credible threats i have seen since nine-11. -- since 9/11. the state department's warning with respect to the arabian peninsula is significant as well . as your commentator mentioned, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is probably the biggest threat to the homeland. there is an al qaeda faction that still talks about hitting the west. their expertise is chemical explosive hitting the aviation with thes we saw underwear bomber. we are on a high state of alert. i think the administration's call to close these embassies was actually very smart. particularly with what happened in benghazi when warnings were not heeded. you mentioned the prison breaks, i find that to be very interesting as well. in iraq and pakistan and literally thousands of terrorist hav
Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
of texas in the last five years. roughly one million lost jobs in california. that is amazing. in fact, one of the points that we make, we are writing a book on this, it's the theme right now is one of the great transfers in american history geographically from states like california that don't get it that is notme state a right, and then states like texas, this is one reason to be really bullish on the state of texas. texas and california are the two highest immigration states. one of the interesting things is that texas does a much, much better job in my opinion of economically assimilating immigrants so that they are successful here. of aornia is much more welfare state. it indoctrinates immigrants into the welfare system at a much higher pace than texas does. people come to texas, in my opinion, for jobs. people go to california for welfare. so you are seeing, i think, the differing economic outcomes of a result of this. texas is the model that other states should be in your lading. -- in your lading. -- emulating. >> you can see the entire interview at 5:00 p.m. eastern. later, the sen
Aug 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
, they are still unknown. his lawyers say he's in hiding, but he's been spotted last month in texas by a state trooper who didn't seem to know who he was. >> you didn't see my name? >> no. what a coincidence. >> reporter: three weeks later this photo with the own of a gun factory in florida, the same manufacturer that made the gun used to shoot martin. he may be back in court soon, his wife faces a perjury charge for lying to the court about donations. his wife pleaded not guilty and has a court hearing tomorrow. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >>> now tonight we hear a former president talk about the moment someone tried to assassinate him. it's a long lost tape of president gerald ford testifying, describing the moment back in 1975 when that strange woman in red, a member of the manson family called squeaky fromme emerged from a crowd in sacramento. he says he looked at her face. he described it as weathered and then he says he saw the gun. here are his words. >> i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then noticed
Aug 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
more on the former president. >> reporter: whether it's mountain biking in texas or playing golf with wounded warriors, george w. bush at 67 seems to be as active and móykyy physically fit in retirement as he was during his white house days. but a routine physical yesterday found a blockage in a crucial artery that supplies the heart with blood. so this morning his doctors inserted a stent to prop open j> the artery so the blood can get through. bush has no history of heart trouble and his spokesman says prior to yesterday's physical he had absolutely no symptoms indicating a problem. in fact, he had just gone mountain biking over the weekend and less than three months ago did his annual 100 kilometer ride paying tribute to wounded warriors. >> here's the thing about life. you're going to get dealt a hand you don't want to play. it's going to happen to all of us. the question is how do you play the hand. >> reporter: as president, bush had consistently stellar health reports but there is no job more stressful than that one. here he is the year he was elected and here shortly bef
Aug 6, 2013 2:00am PDT
park in texas has found a really inventive way to keep their patrons cool. look at that. they created an ice dump where staff dumped a full ton, 2,000 pounds of ice on to swimmer. >> they are chanting "we want ice reques ice." >> let's take a look. the problems out there this morning is in missouri. we have flash flooding that's in mostly rural sections of missouri. on i-44, a big interstate through the state, we have who r -- horrendous flooding going on. we're going to see humidity increasing on the east coast. e we already have showers and storms around baltimore and washington, d.c., this morning. the humidity is up on the east coast. it's been a nice break, but now the heat is going to return. >> lovely. >>> a shocking new statistic on drinking and walking. >>> and will the amazon entrepreneur change face of journalism? ♪ (tires screeching) red hot deal days are back. (alarm beeping) stop for no one. what? it's red hot deal days. get $100 off the samsung galaxy note ii with features like pop-up play. lets you use any app while watching video. or use the s pen for hand-written n
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
is in freeport, texas , democrat. caller: everyday filthy rich sell 40e oil executives million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign companies. -- foreign countries. they buy over a million barrel of crude oil from 9/11 murderers and sell them to communist. you don't want to say a word about it. why is it you do not want to talk about energy exports? to approve the pipe as far as oklahoma so it is easy to sell to americans and harder to sell to foreigners and we should a.m. the sale of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas to foreign companies. thank you. think well, i personally exports of our access is good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, two. i want to make sure from the keystone pipeline to that the oil transported from canada through that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is, it goes to i think as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas, to louisiana. doubt that the vast majority if not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. do export diesel because we don't use the soul like europe d
Aug 14, 2013 5:00pm EDT
by the republican from texas so we don't have to worry about this. once we put the operatives concerns at rest we can use it for the potentials out there without worrying about the cloud of big brother. host: what are the high points of the powe promise? guest: it would been the weaponization of drones. that is one key thing. host: is there an appetite in congress to get this legislation done? guest: i think that there's been a lot of interest in there issue. it is a very difficult environment for anything to pass so who knows. but i think what we are seeing in the states is a strong indicator that a lot of people in congress are hearing from constituents and there is a lot of concern about this. host: jim is up next from new york city, democrat's line. caller: good morning. host: you are on. caller: i worked as a commercial airline pilot in this country and the concern about personal information is one thing. you just mentioned not doing drone work that volumes weaponization. if you look at the way the united states uses these things overseas, the united states has a temporary advantage in this
Aug 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
, which is a year, in prison. unprecedented. maggie from texas, independent line. i am a progressive. my choice would be bernie sanders. sanders, heie stands up for the little people. can you hear me? host: go ahead. caller: he is a man of principle. he stands up for the little people. he does not represent the one percent in this country. he represents the other 99%. overwhelmingly choose bernie sanders. host: please tell me what first brought him to your attention. what is the specific thing that got him? caller: i have followed him for years. there are a few good democrats. they are still controlled by the party politics. i will take bernie sanders any day. three comments so far, a wide range of comments, about who best or present your political party. you have heard our folks talk about it this morning. tell us why and tell us who that person is. the phone lines, if you want to give us a call -- here's the latest from egypt, saying -- politics is our discussion for the first topic this morning, who better be since your political party. lakeland, florida, democrats line, hello. has --
Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
of that piece. he's now vice president for policy at the texas public policy foundation. he is the author of the texas model, prosperity in the lonestar state and lessons for america. chuck, i kind of had my eye on matt damon on this. matt damon and that goofy movie he had where the school teachers tried to stop everything and you see that kind of crap coming out of hollywood all the time. how do they get away with that? >> because you have a confluence of powerful money and interests and the natural proclivity of hollywood to be against free markets and a socialism for everyone else except for them. in the case of "promise land" the matt damon movie earlier this year that flopped, many people would be surprised to here it was mainly financed by the united arab emirates, the leading nation in opec as far as natural gas exports. >> we're going steal their bacon, that's what's going to happen here. there's no question about that. these hollywood guys instead of standing up for america would rather stand up for abu dhabi. chesapeake energy, okay, major fracker driller, okay, great company, t
Aug 13, 2013 8:00am PDT
is across the street from a mosque in spring branch texas outside of houston. the muslims across the country who have been seeing this are pretty darn angry. the employees of the shopping center say that members of the mosque are taking parking spaces that are meant for customers, especially during their celebration times, like ramadan or the end of ramadan. the owner of the shopping center says he has no idea who put up the signs. but they have since been taken down. are the signs illegal? they aren't right. they're ugly. it's not nice to say that. but are they illegal? our legal panelists here to sort this out. paul callan, danny sovalos. and we were having spirited conversation about first amendment rights, making the sign and saying those ugly words. and then, of course, discrimination. and civil rights. so danny, where do those two things come together oh are clash, or do they? >> first, after 1964, if you have a company, you hang out your shingle and you discriminate against someone based on their race or religion or any of the protected classes, you're violating civil rights act. the
Aug 6, 2013 5:00am PDT
for either texas or canada at this point. again, the suspect's vehicle is a blue four-door nissan versa. something to be thinking about as you head out the door on this tuesday morning and make your way to your destination. be on the lookout for this nissan versa. live in share, marla tellez torques day in the bay. >>> the family of the young woman shot and killed in downtown san jose speaking out for the first time. the family of 19-year-old kimberly chico telling nbc bay area she was a nursing student at san jose state and about to start her sophomore year. they say she graduated from independence high school back in 2012. kimberly was killed early sunday morning near the intersection of second street and san salvador. police hoping someone will come up with some information because right now they have no suspects and they have absolutely no leads. they do not think she was the intended target in this shooting. >>> it is 5:05. oakland police searching for a woman who disappeared from her home this weekend. police say 50-year-old san droe coke was last seen at her home about 8:30 sunda
Jul 31, 2013 11:00pm PDT
saw there, texas senator ted cruz is leading the group which launched an all-out war to defund basically kill obama care in its crib. they are currently rallying support around the party's base to threaten a government shutdown if any spending bill funds a penny for the law's implementation. members of the party called the strategy insane here are a few examples, senator ted coburn warns cruz it's not achievable. richard burr of north carolina calls it the dumbest idea i've ever heard. and karl rove says the strategy gives the president the bully pulpit and a gigantic stick with which to beat us. he means the republicans. that won't stop cruz. this is cruz on glenn beck. there's a meeting of the minds radio show responding to his republican critics. >> there are a lot of republicans in washington who are scared. they're scared of being beaten up politically. harry reid and president obama will scream at the top of their lungs. the evil mean nasty republicans are trying to shut down the federal government. that's when we need to respond and say no. >> oh, my gosh. it's not just
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